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Hilltoppers vs Midshipmen Betting Preview

Navy MidshipmenWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
2-0September 28, 2013, 02:00 | L.T. Smith Stadium2-2

Week 5 action on Saturday will see the Hilltoppers looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Midshipmen visit L.T. Smith Stadium.

They bring a 2-2 record (2-2 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 2-0 Midshipmen, who are 2-0 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Western Kentucky go 3-1 so far and the Midshipmen go 1-1.

View Navy Midshipmen vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Hilltoppers here saw them open at 5Dimes as 2-point Underdog in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 82-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 61-rated Midshipmen in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 54-33 win for the Midshipmen on Saturday.

Antonio Andrews tore up the turf for 213 rushing yards in the latest Hilltoppers game, a 58-17 win over the Bears at L.T. Smith Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 51-ranked offense, averaging 34.25 PPG, against a Midshipmen defense that ranks No. 45 this week at 21 PPG. The Hilltoppers aerial game is averaging 246.5 yards per game, less than the Midshipmen secondary allows through the air, 271 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Midshipmen feature the league's No. 64-rated road run defense, allowing 192 yards per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

A few Midshipmen at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Navy is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Navy is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Navy's last 12 games
Navy is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games
Western Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 9 games

Next up:
Navy at Air Force, Saturday, October 5th
Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, October 3rd